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Early Intervention Workgroup


The NJABA Early Intervention Workgroup is dedicated to promoting the professional practice of applied behavior analysis (ABA) in early intervention and increasing both the private and public capacity through the New Jersey Early Intervention System to provide high-quality behavioral services to all families with young children.

Leadership Committee

Jacqueline Dobres, MS OT R/L, BCBA Chair
Stephanie Flamini, B.A., BCaBA, Secretary

Current Activities

    1. Collaboratively enhancing NJEIS administrators’ understanding of ABA services
    2. Collaboratively enhancing NJEIS administrators’ understanding of BCBA scope of practice and professional obligations (e.g., BACB’s Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts.)
    3.  Compiling resources and literature on high quality ABA programs for young children with autism

Click Here for Early Intervention Frequently Asked Questions!


BACB’s ABA Treatment of ASD: Practice Guidelines for Healthcare Funders and Managers

Howard, J., Sparkman, C., Cohen, H., Green, G, & Stanislaw, H. (2005). A comparison of intensive behavior analytic and eclectic treatments for young children with autism. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 26, 359-383.

Chasson, G. S., Harris, G. E., & Neely, W. J. (2007). Cost comparison of early intensive behavioral intervention and special education for children with autism. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 16, 401-413.


  • 2016-2017 Meeting Schedule:Early Intervention All meetings will be from 3:30-4:30pm at the Douglas Developmental Disabilities Center Conference Room, 151 Ryder’s Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.
    • November- Tuesday 11/8/2016
    • December – Tuesday 12/13/2016
    • February – Tuesday 2/21/2017
    • April- Tuesday 4/4/2017 CANCELLED
    • May- Tuesday 5/16/2017
    • June-Tuesday 6/27/2017

    Please RSVP to Jacqueline Dobres, MS OT R/L, BCBA, Early Intervention Workgroup Chair

    Interested but unsure if you’d like to officially join? Come to a meeting to learn more and network with colleagues. All are welcome!

    For general inquiries, contact Amanda Cortez, amanda@amg101.com, or 609-910-0394.